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Materials

DMLS Materials
Aluminum

 

Aluminum (AlSi10mg)

30 Micron Layers

120 ± 5 HBW As Built

112 ± 5 HBW Post Hardened

  • Parts requiring a combination of good thermal properties with low weight

e.g. Motorsport applications

DMLS Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Additional Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining
Cobalt Chrome

 

Cobalt Chrome

20 or 40 Micron Layers

40-45 HRC As Built

Max Temp – 1150°C, 2100°F

  • Parts requiring high mechanical properties in elevated temperatures and with good corrosion resistance

e.g. Turbines and other parts for engines, cutting parts

  • Parts having very small features such as thin walls, pins requiring particularly high strength and stiffness

DMLS Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Additional Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining

 

Stainless Steel 17-4

 

Stainless Steel 17-4

20 or 40 Micron Layers

20-25 HRC As Built

45 HRC Post Hardened

Max Temp – 550°C, 1022°F

  • Parts requiring high corrosion resistance, sterile
  • Parts requiring particularly high toughness and ductility

 

DMLS Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Additional Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining
Stainless Steel 15-5

 

Stainless Steel 15-5

20 or 40 Micron Layers

30-35 HRC As Built

40 HRC Post Hardened

Max Temp – 460°C, 860°F

  • Parts requiring high corrosion resistance, sterile
  • Parts requiring particularly high hardness and strength

DMLS Finish Levels:

  1. Unfinished (Includes removal of support material)
  2. Shot Peened
  3. Sand Blasted
  4. Brushed Finish
  5. Lightly Sanded
  6. Medium Polished
  7. Mirror Polished

Additional Finishing Options:

  1. Abrasive Blast (Grit & Ceramic)
  2. Electrochemical Polishing
  3. Abrasive Flow Machining (Extrude Hone) Polishing
  4. Electroplating
  5. Micro Machining Process (MMP)
  6. CNC Finishing/Machining